Time for some jazz!
The EFG London Jazz Festival would like to share with you a production by Emma-Jean Thackray. Emma-Jean was a part of Take Five, their annual talent development programme for emerging jazz and improvising musicians/composers, giving them the opportunity to take time out to develop their craft, build their careers and get their music out into the world. This year the Festival commissioned 10 artists from the last 2 years of the Take Five talent development programme and Emma-Jean was one of them.
Repped by Gilles Peterson, RBMA, Sounds of The Universe and many more, rising mega-talent Emma-Jean Thackray wears many musical hats. As a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ, she is just as at home working with the London Symphony Orchestra as she is hosting her show on Worldwide FM or tearing it up on trumpet with her quartet.
From her solo releases 'Ley Lines' on The Vinyl Factory and acclaimed 'Walrus' EP, she maintains her trajectory as one of the most talented young musicians in the jazz scene.
This stream performance, filmed at London's Total Refreshment Centre, is an exclusive set featuring tracks from the releases of Um Yang, Rain Dance EP, her recent Blue Note reimagined track and a rework of the Chicago-house-classic 'Brighter Days' from Cajmere & Dajae
Keys - Lyle Barton
Bass - Matt Gedrych
Perc - Crispin Robinson
Drums - Dougal Taylor